Scripps Green Hospital Ranks Among Nation’s Top Teaching Hospitals

Green only hospital in San Diego County to make Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals List

Scripps Green Hospital has been named one of the nation’s top teaching hospitals. It was the only hospital in San Diego County to make the 100 Top Hospitals list compiled by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. This is the fourth time Scripps Green has been on the list.

Earlier this week, Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital were recognized for high performance in 11 specialties in the inaugural edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals metro area rankings. These recognitions were in addition to the national ranking for heart and heart surgery for Scripps Green and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla by U.S. News & World Report for 2010-11, which was announced in July 2010.

Scripps Green Hospital has served the La Jolla and greater San Diego communities with distinction since 1977, offering a variety of medical “firsts” – including San Diego’s first liver transplant program and one of the nation’s first hospitals to provide stem cell transplants. In 2009, the Graduate Medical Education Program, a partnership between Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic, received a five-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

“Our graduate medical education program is based on a solid foundation of patient-focused care and research,” said Robin Brown, chief executive at Scripps Green Hospital. “This prestigious distinction underscores that commitment to excellence and serving the health care needs of San Diego.”

The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; post-discharge mortality; and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and pneumonia.

To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,914 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information – Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare Web site.

“This year’s 100 Top Hospitals award winners have delivered exemplary results, despite volatility from healthcare reform,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president at Thomson Reuters. “The leadership teams at these organizations have dealt with enormous ambiguity, yet remained focused on mission and excellence across the hospital which drove national benchmarks to new highs.”

More information on the study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at

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